South Western UK
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South Western UK

January 17, 2006
It's a clear January day over much of England and Wales on this full resolution MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image. Off the south coast of England the light green color surrounding the Isle of White is suspended sediment; sedimentation is very high in this area. Sediment is also being transported into the Bristol Estuary from the River Severn in South Western England, with the city itself just on the eastern side of the estuary. In the center of England is the city of Birmingham, to the north of there Manchester, and on the north west coast Liverpool. Running up the center of the country from the east of Manchester are the Pennines. In Wales, Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons can be clearly seen, with light cloud scattered above them.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Acquisition: 23-Jan-2003
  • Orbit nr: 04700
  • Center coordinates: lat. 52.50, lon. -2.25

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